Cyprus-Greece-Israel Summit convenes in Beer Sheva

The 5th Trilateral Cyprus-Greece-Israel Summit convenes today in Beer Sheva, under the general theme Cyberspace and Innovation.

The Summit focuses on cybersecurity, energy security, digital technology and startup businesses. Moreover, the Cyprus issue, regional developments and the Middle East peace process are also on the agenda. The United States are expected to be present in the summit through their Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.

Also, according to an announcement by the Presidency of the Republic, President Anastasiades will start in the morning with bilateral meetings and then attend a trilateral tA�te-A�-tA�te with the leaders.

The Summit takes place in Beer Sheva’s Cyber Center and the three leaders are expected to adopt a Joint Declaration and oversee the signing of several bilateral and trilateral Memoranda of Understanding (MoU).

In particular, trilateral MoUs concern cybersecurity and digital technology for smart cities and smart homes. In addition, Cyprus and Israel will sign bilateral MoUs on meteorology and cyber security and a joint declaration on cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.

The President of Cyprus is accompanied in Israel by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Energy and Transport, the Government Spokesman and the Undersecretary to the President. On the sidelines, a number of bilateral and trilateral ministerial meetings are set to take place.

Also in the margins of the Summit, a seminar with young entrepreneurs is being held, in the framework of cooperation which is being established with Israels Agency for International Development Cooperation.

Source: Cyprus News Agency